Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup jaggery
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- Oil for frying
Special equipment needed:
- Rolling pin
- Flat surface for rolling
- Skimmer or slotted spoon
1. In a pan, dry roast sesame seeds until they turn golden brown. Remove from heat and let it cool.
2. In a separate pan, melt jaggery with water over medium heat. Once melted, strain the mixture to remove any impurities.
3. Add cardamom powder to the jaggery syrup and mix well.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour and roasted sesame seeds.
5. Slowly pour the jaggery syrup into the bowl and mix until a dough-like consistency forms.
6. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth.
7. Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into small balls.
8. Flatten each ball with a rolling pin on a flat surface to form a thin disc.
9. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
10. Fry the discs until they turn golden brown on both sides.
11. Remove the ariselu from the oil with a skimmer or slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Medium heat for frying
Makes about 15-20 ariselu
Calories: 120 per serving
Substitutions for ingredients:
- White sesame seeds can be used instead of black sesame seeds.
- Brown sugar can be used instead of jaggery.
- Add chopped nuts like almonds or cashews to the dough for added texture.
- Add a pinch of salt to the dough for a sweet and salty flavor.
Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to knead the dough well to ensure a smooth texture.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little water. If it's too wet, add a little more rice flour.
- Use a flat surface like a cutting board for rolling the dough to prevent sticking.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Reheat in a microwave for 10-15 seconds or in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.
Arrange the ariselu on a plate and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.
Garnish with chopped nuts or sesame seeds.
Serve with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Suggested side dishes:
These ariselu can be enjoyed as a snack on their own.
- If the ariselu are too hard, add a little more jaggery syrup to the dough.
- If the ariselu are too soft, add a little more rice flour to the dough.
Food safety advice:
Make sure to use clean and dry utensils and equipment when making this recipe.
Ariselu is a traditional sweet from Andhra Pradesh, India, usually made during festivals and special occasions.
Sweet, nutty, and slightly chewy.
Serve as a dessert or snack.
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